Monday, November 24, 2014

Red Rock Panorama

It was 41 degrees at 6:50am and it was easy to stay inside.

But that hardest pedal stroke is always the first one out the door, and I'm glad I cycled to the Red Rock overlook this morning.

I went on the short trail off the overlook parking lot for the first time in my two years here and thought I'd give the panorama option a shot

Checking The Ranch In Red Rock Canyon

Last Tuesday morning, I biked with my man Anthony to Blue Diamond and stopped at the Spring Mountains Ranch to check the scene.

Dave Does Trader Joe's

No bike racks at Trader Joe's in Downtown Summerlin shopping center?

No problem for Dave.

This fella with the Batman Belt filled with devices and gadgets locks up his chariot along the shopping cart railing.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Windy Conditions Ahead

The cycling conditions have changed overnight -- 70s and no wind Saturday to low 50s and gusty out there on the Red Rock Scenic Loop Sunday morning.

Hit the circuit this morning with pals Scott and Anthony.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pedaling Through The Burbs (Ugh) To Reach The Cyclovia

I realized today why I don't bike from Summerlin on the Vegas valley's west side to Henderson much.

It's because cycling 25-30 miles one-way through pure suburbia, with its boring landscape and fast-moving SUVs and other suburbia vehicles is just not very pleasant.

I pedaled through the valley's ugly southwest sprawl into the Henderson area of more wide streets, ho-hum suburban architecture and fast-moving, impatient drivers to reach the city of Henderson's cyclovia, uh, I mean "stroll and roll."

I met three guys on road bikes a few miles from the closed road and that was the highlight. Here are the three on the closed Paseo Verde Parkway.

Cool old bikes, including a few Schwinn Sting Rays

Monday, November 3, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bicycle Is Beautiful

For massive traffic scenes like the crush of cars around the Life Is Beautiful footprint in downtown Las Vegas today and this weekend, the bicycle is beautiful.

LIB staged a bicycle parking area on Carson just a block or two from the festival gates.

Life Is Beautiful is a super-buffet of diverse acts ranging from Kanye West to Lionel Richie to Pussy Riot offering a discussion to chefs to Oscar Goodman and artists to Ferris wheels and murals, with lots of food and beer and booze all around.

It was a young crowd. with lots of guys with beards and tattoos and gals with multi-color hair, sundresses and Converse sneakers.

Life Is Beautiful -- the art, music, culinary and food festival -- has Tony Hsieh's fingerprints on it everywhere. In fact, I met Tony's San Francisco entrepreneur pal Raj Kapoor who has launched a fitness business and had one of his employees playing guitar. Below, Tony is chatting at a session where he talked about his entrepreneurship ways.